I just got reminded that a week ago, two states in Australia, about 1000 miles apart, had tornadoes go through them. Big Ole' classic tree-ripping, house destroying tornadoes. Do you know how many tornadoes we had here before that? Zip. Nada. Zilch. Oh, we do Cyclones/Hurricanes a plenty up north. But tornadoes? Uh uh.
What we DID do was Willi Willies, which are Dust Devils with an Aboriginal etymological derivative. A Willi Willi is generally a few feet across, and is to a tornado what a cute little house kitten is next to a tiger. But last week: TORNADOES. Hell no Sister. Not classy. Not done. Waaaay out of line. Someone needs to call the police and pay for the breakages and dry cleaning bill.